Part 5: Stop and Smell the Flowers Outing with Pearl’s Hill Care Home Senior Folks

The buses returned to Botanic Gardens to pick us all up – time to go back to the nursing home for their lunch as most our residents are on special diet.  We hope everybody had a great time!  Thank you very much, Botanic Gardens for this wonderful outing – we will visit you again soon!

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Everybody LOVED this quick tour by the waterfalls!

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Volunteering is at the very core of human being.  No one has made it through life without someone else’s help.” – Heather French Henry

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Part 3: Stop and Smell the Flowers Outing with Pearl’s Hill Care Home Senior Folks

We probably have no idea what magic connecting to nature does for our well-being.

People who are more connected with nature are happier, feel more vital, and have more meaning in their lives.  Even in small doses, nature is a potent elixir.  When their hospital room had flowers and foliage, post-surgery patients needed less painkillers and reported less fatigue.  And merely looking at pictures of nature does speed up mental restoration and improves cognitive functioning,” said Selin Kesebir and Pelin Kesebir.

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As the Singapore Botanic Gardens is one of the most visited and the most beloved public parks in the country, we decided to take our folks from Pearl’s Hill Care Home to an outing there!

Their buses arrived just right on time when it was done drizzling and the sun was up!

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Three groups of volunteers wheeled our residents to the National Orchid Garden.  Our old folks remember having frequented the Botanic Gardens in their younger days but they were all in awe upon seeing how gorgeous it now has become!

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Nature itself is the best physician.” – Hippocrates

Part 2: Stop and Smell the Flowers Outing with Pearl’s Hill Care Home Senior Folks

The buses we leased could only take in so much seated volunteers so most of them headed straight to Botanic Gardens.

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One of the nursing home staff delivered the briefing.

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It started to pour for a good five minutes then we had our sunshine!  Thank God!

A friend who has earlier joined our previous charity event in May 2017 happens to be a gym instructor and she asked me if she could lead the morning exercise for our dear senior residents.  The day of our outing, she showed up with a few more friends who helped out with wheeling and attending to our folks!  Thank you so very much!

We lined up by the Palm Valley for our morning exercise.  JJ took the lead.

 

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Age should never be an obstacle to exercise!